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HackTX: Hardware + Software Toolkit

Image identifying app.

A hardware and software toolkit to help visually impaired people perceive their surroundings.


Ultrasonic sensor with audible feedback to provide warnings from collisions with objects in close proximity.


Microsoft Kinect data used to create a depth map of a room and fed into an iPhone application to provide haptic feedback based on a user’s finger position over the image.


Image recognition API used with an iPhone camera to provide description of objects through the iPhone’s screen and speakers.

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